Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

Events

Find all the Aviation events here:

  • Airships over Lincolnshire... Lighter than Air

    30 Sep 2017 - 25 Mar 2018
    Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum
    North Rauceby, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 8QR

    An exhibition exploring the vital role airships and hot air balloons played during WWI and the involvement of the Lighter than Air Section at Cranwell.

    http://community.lincolnshire.gov.uk/Cranwellaviationheritagemuseum/
  • Bastion in the Air - RAF Scampton 6th April to 31st August 2018

    6 Apr 2018 - 31 Aug 2018, RAF Scampton

    Exhibition - View the re-creation of a Royal Flying Corps Airfield in World War One

    The exhibition at RAF Scampton will be housed in the 'Dambusters' hangar and will feature the recreation of part of an RFC airfield 'somewhere in France or Flanders', including three replica aircraft: a DH2 and Sopwith Camel from Britain, and a Rumpler CVII from Germany.  Running from 5 April to 31 August 2018 the RAF Scampton exhibition will tell the history of Scampton in the First World War and of individual RFC and RNAS personnel with a local connection.  Visitors will be need to book in advance and they will receive a guided tour of the RAF Scampton Heritage Centre and the Bastion in the Air Exhibition; tours will be free of charge. 

    NOTE: Pre Booking is essential

    aviationheritage@lincolnshire.gov.uk

    01522 555591

    Travel and access information

     

  • Bastion in the Air - The Collection 26th May to 9th September 2018

    26 May 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
    The Collection Art & Archaeology
    Danes Terrace, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

    The exhibition at The Collection will run from 26 May until 9 September 2018.

    An entrance fee will be applicable but visitors will not need to book in advance. 

    The exhibition focuses on the rising threat to Britain from air attacks by airships and aircraft, and on the British response, including the formation of the RAF in 1918. 

    A number of museums in Germany are supporting this exhibition with information and artefacts. Lord Ashcroft is kindly lending us the original Victoria Cross awarded to Lt William Leefe Robinson for shooting down an airship over Hertfordshire, the first one destroyed over Britain by a fighter aircraft.  We will also be displaying a model zeppelin that is over 5 metres long. 

    Learn about the contribution by Lincolnshire to British aircraft production during the First World War.  Many people – including native 'yellowbellies' – are not aware that Lincoln was one of the world's largest aircraft manufacturing centres at the time! 

    aviationheritage@lincolnshire.gov.uk

    01522 555591